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SUV Rollovers
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Sport Utility Vehicle Design –  Dangerous by Nature

The tragic thing is that many people drive sport utility vehicles (SUVs) because they seem safer than other cars. Bigger is not necessarily safer. SUVs have very high centers of gravity, making them very susceptible to tipping over. Just a slight change in the SUV’s tire pressure can make things even worse. In fact, sport utility vehicles are so dangerous that the government had to create a whole series of rollover tests to account for them. After catastrophic outcome of the recall of Firestone tires on Ford Explorers, Congress quickly enacted the TREAD Act of 2000, which required the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) to adopt a test to rate a vehicle’s propensity to roll over.

Companies that design and manufacture vehicles are responsible for making them as safe as possible. If they design and manufacturer unsafe products and people are injured or killed, companies should pay the injured people’s medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and any other consequences. But they will not do so voluntarily — if you want justice, you must hire an experienced personal injury lawyer.

SUV Rollover Accidents and the Law

SUV rollover accident cases, and indeed all cases of auto defects, fall under the legal category of “product liability.” Product liability law states that companies have a responsibility to make products that are reasonably safe when used properly. Companies should warn of any foreseeable dangers, and should pay when their negligence causes injuries and deaths.

Many SUV rollover accidents have original causes that have nothing to do with the vehicle’s propensity to tip over. You may swerve suddenly to avoid something, or may be blindsided by a drunk driver. And, while this could happen to any vehicle, in a sport utility vehicle you’re more likely to roll over as a result thus causing significantly worse injuries.

Leading SUV Rollover Accident Attorney

Bellas & Wachowski Attorneys at Law, is one of the nation’s leading personal injury lawyers for SUV rollover accident litigation. In one case, the firm obtained a $22 million SUV rollover settlement after a 1992 Ford Explorer rolled over and left two teenagers dead and another a quadriplegic.

Contact Bellas & Wachowski Attorneys at Law for a free consultation to discuss a possible SUV rollover accident case. We not only do all such cases on contingency, charging no attorneys’ fees until our clients are paid; we will also protect our clients’ finances with our Total Guard Approach.Whether it’s your vehicle that rolled over or you were in an accident with an SUV.

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